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November 12                                               Today’s Reading: Acts 10-12

“To Him give all the prophets witness.”

Acts 10:43


The chapters we have read today tell us about the way the Lord God taught Cornelius the Gospel, employing the use of both an angel of God and a preacher. How marvelous and delightful it is to be reminded of God’s great goodness to our souls, as we read about His gracious dealings with this Gentile. He makes His angels to be ministering spirits to the souls of His elect, those He has ordained to be the heirs of His great salvation in Christ (Hebrews 1:14). And at the appointed time of love, when the chosen, redeemed sinner must be called to life and faith in Christ, the God of all grace sends a Gospel preacher to preach the good news of redemption accomplished by Christ Jesus, creating life and faith in Him (Romans 10:17; 1 Peter 1:23-25).


Him Book

In Acts 10:43 we are reminded again, as we are so often in the Sacred Volume, that the Book of God is all about His dear Son, our great Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. — “To Him give all the prophets witness.

            The whole message of the Bible is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Christ is the living Word of whom the written Word speaks. The Bible is not a book about morality, law, science, history, politics, or even prophecy, though it does have reference to those things. The Bible is a Him Book. It is all about Him, the Lord Jesus Christ. I would never say anything to lower your reverence for Holy Scripture. Indeed, what I am about to say, if you have a heart to receive it, will give you the highest possible reverence for the Word of God. — If you removed Christ from the pages of Holy Scripture, you would have nothing left but processed wood in leather bindings. If you could squeeze the whole Volume of Inspiration down to its very essence and substance, you would find Christ, only Christ, and nothing but Christ. Our Lord said, concerning the whole Volume of the Holy Scriptures, “They testify of Me” (John 5:39). The purpose of God the Holy Spirit in moving men to write the Scriptures was to reveal Christ. That is the only purpose for which the Inspired Volume was given (John 16: 14). To use the Scriptures for any other purpose is to misuse and abuse them.


Look for Him

I cannot find better words to express what I so earnestly want you to see than these of C. H. Spurgeon: — “Brethren, we should always read Scripture in this light; we should consider the Word of God to be as a mirror into which Christ looks down from heaven; and, then, we looking into it see His face reflected as in a glass - darkly, it is true, but still in such a way as to be a blessed preparation for seeing Him as we shall see Him face to face. This Volume contains Jesus Christ's letters to us, perfumed by love. These pages are the garments of our King and they all smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia. Scripture is the golden chariot in which Jesus rides, and it is paved with love for the daughters of Jerusalem. The Scriptures are the swaddling bands of the holy child, Jesus; unroll them, and you find your Savior."

            When we read the Word, may God the Holy Ghost cause us to look for Christ and give us eyes to behold Him. When we study the Word, let us study Christ. When we talk about the Word, let us talk of Christ. When we live by the Word, let us live Christ. And we who are sent of God to preach the Word, let us preach Christ.




Don Fortner








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